US utility’s control systems hit by advanced cyber attack – DHS

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An advanced group of hackers recently attacked a US public utility, compromising its control system network without affecting the utility’s operations, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not name the utility in a report released this week by the agency’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).“While unauthorized access was identified, ICS-CERT was able to work with the affected entity to put in place mitigation strategies and ensure the security of their control systems before there was any impact to operations,” a DHS official told Reuters.The agency report said that investigators had determined the utility was likely a victim of previous attacks, though it did not elaborate.

For full report read …… http://rt.com/usa/160328-utility-cyber-attack-hack/

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